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Posted on May 14 at 6:26 p.m.
The Newtown shooter broke 41 laws. What good will the 42nd be? Psychopaths commit mass murders. Laws don't matter to crazy people and criminals.
Removing the right of law abiding people to have automatic weapons and high capacity clips will do and has done (where there are these laws already in place) nothing to reduce this type of violence.
It just makes self righteous elitists like this author and 2/3rds of SB voters (lib-dem) feel good about themselves.
On Guns, Congress, and the Commander-in-Chief
Posted on May 10 at 3:55 p.m.
Yes ken and Dan: it's sooo *dark* to educate people and inform them of state law related to construction liability. Dark, very dark.
It's snide in my tone because the letter is written by a lib dem who supports the same state centric control and over regulating that is supported and passed by the dems she votes for.
And as for you: instead of a useless media event how about vote some common sense pols into state positions who will modify these laws so the contractor is not liable and residents *can* use the tunnel before construction is complete?
Nope you won't. It's more personally and selfishly satisfying for you to propose civil disobedience and create costly delays for others by demonstrating and shutting down construction instead of fixing the laws created by the dems you support.
On La Conchita Goes to the Beach
Posted on May 3 at 2:57 p.m.
Hugo Chavez also tried to help out when he said that milk prices (and about 2000 other household items) were "too expensive" and he capped their prices. Result? Milk (and 2000 other items) are now almost impossible to find in stores and the black market has priced them so high that the poor people he was supposedly trying to help can't get milk!!
Your well intentioned "living wage" plan is a failure and will always be a failure because you are creating an artificial marketplace distortion that actually ends up with fewer SB residents being hired because the living wage is too expensive to pay... so it attracts these non-SB companies and SB residents *don't get hired at all and make $0.00*!!
Do you not see this right in front of you? Good grief! Take your good intentions and leave SB. Please. There are many people looking for work and they can't get it with your silliness.
On Living Elsewhere Wage
Posted on May 3 at 2:52 p.m.
Whoops! Barney is quoting stats that exclude social welfare and entitlement benefits. Also, as a greater percentage of American's retire, they fall into retirement income brackets which are lower than non-retired income brackets. All of these things combined reduce the income inequality quoted by Barney by about 68%. So income inequality *is* growing, but by a rate that is only 1/3 as much/fast as Barney writes/complains/whines about.
On For Richer or Poorer
Posted on May 3 at 2:49 p.m.
And to be extra clear: the same contractor who is built the drainage tunnel is NOT complete with other parts of the job and so is still liable on the completed drainage tunnel until those other parts are complete as well.
Posted on May 3 at 2:48 p.m.
Here we go again. Uninformed local residents. Let me try to assist:
The area is under construction. California law places liability for injury or death *during construction* with the contractor. This is why they don't want you walking through the drainage tunnel until the construction is complete. Construction is defined as complete (legally speaking) when *all* of the construction that the drainage contractor is working on is complete... so until they complete their *entire portion of their contract*, they are liable for injury or death to you using the completed drainage tunnel. Got it? I hope so.
Posted on April 22 at 9:39 p.m.
It's very, very simple: stop subsidizing college tuition with government money.
If you are poor a minority and only have $1000 and want to buy the best computer for that price but as you walk in the door of Best Buy a government employee hands you another $1000, you will shop for a $2000 computer - which sends the prices of computers through the roof - just like a college education.
This is so simple and so obvious.
But if you STOP subsidizing college, the tuition will plunge to levels that are affordable and students can rely on limited grants and scholarships - or get a 2nd job and college might take a bit longer to complete.
On Nurturing Intellectual Capital
Posted on April 22 at 9:34 p.m.
Can someone on the Hope School District Board explain why, since 1955, the increase in the number of students has been 92% but the increase in non-teaching staff has been 690%?
Huh? Oh, wait: I know... Unions want more dues and without any downside for low performance, they just grow and grow and grow their departments, collect more dues and create more lib-dem voters that vote to increase the size of their district staff.
On Opposition to Bond Sales Prompts Lawsuit
Posted on April 19 at 10:07 a.m.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money.
All of these big government programs sound great, but end up being unaffordable, lowering service levels, creating huge classes of people dependent on them and not solving the original problem.
The net result is the rise of the bureaucratic class, mediocrity and cults of personalities on both sides of the aisle.
This country was founded on limited government, self-reliance, rugged individualism and hard work. It's now being turned into a nanny state were university elite educated types are revered because they "know better than you do" about how to spend your hard earned money.
On Liberal Libel
Posted on April 19 at 10:01 a.m.
I love the comment about the "heavy metal planes"!
Perhaps to make a distinction from the regular-weight wooden ones or the very light paper ones?
On Elephant in the Sky
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